Pointe-Saint-Charles, July 2021
For this year’s iteration of our Intergenerational Art Project in Pointe-Saint-Charles (PSC), we are furthering our partnership with seniors from Centre des aînés de Pointe-Saint-Charles (CAPSC) and youth from École Charles Lemoyne. We are excited to be working with “mail art” a contemporary art practice whereby artists mail small-scale artworks to each other as a means to collaborate, communicate, and work outside of conventional exhibiting and commercial channels.
Using mail art, students and seniors are exploring their identities and the diverse histories and geographies of the PSC community. We are thrilled that Raphaëlle de Groot, a socially engaged contemporary artist, is facilitating this project. This summer, the products of this project and from last year’s Intergenerational Art Project (which was led by contemporary textile artist Karine Fournier, a.k.a. Tricot pirate) will be exhibited at the McClure Gallery.